| Feb 23, 2015
Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants.
They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:10 PM
Illinois’ families are already feeling the effects of unchecked global warming.
Extreme winter weather is just one example, and scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more frequent and severe without bold action to cut carbon...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:19 AM
Did you know that it snows – frequently – not all that far from South Florida? But it’s not the usual white flakes that fall from the sky.
We’re talking about ocean snow, or the dead and decaying plants and animals that drift...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Remember Hal, the naughty computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? Well, two government supercomputers are about to become scary too – scary powerful, that is.
By this October, the supercomputers operated by the National Oceanic and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 11:37 AM
As much of the United States, particularly in the East and the Great Lakes region, suffered through nasty winter weather Thursday, the latest meteorological data show that 2014, at least, ranked high on the warm record charts.
The weather caused deadly...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 12:33 PM
Despite the “polar vortex” that made news across much of the United States in 2014, last year was the warmest on Earth since record-keeping began in 1880, according to two reports released Friday.
The globe's average temperature of about...
| Jan 22, 2015
State Supreme Court: In the Jan. 21 California section, an article about two new California Supreme Court justices included biographies and photos of the court's seven justices. The photos of longtime Justices Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carol A. Corrigan...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:15 AM
If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth’s surface hasn’t warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does.
It turns out they’re right,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Environmental researchers and BP attorneys sparred Wednesday over the potential effects of the 2010 Gulf oil spill in a trial aimed at determining whether the oil giant should be made to pay some $13.7 billion in Clean Water Act penalties.
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Biscayne Bay's popularity with boaters and fisherman has taken a toll on sensitive marine life, prompting authorities to consider tighter restrictions.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to develop a comprehensive conservation...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:59 PM
The beautiful weather is here, and I know all good boaters have made their New Year's resolutions.
What kind of resolutions do boaters make? And do the resolutions last at least until spring thaw?
Luckily Southern California's coastline doesn'...